By Abhishek Sengupta
So, I returned from my ‘epic’ solo-backpacking trip across East Europe last week. And exhausting as it was, it is incredible to be able to say, I went to see the World Cup too. Continue reading What 10 days of flitting across Eastern Europe taught me
By Sushmita Bose
I’ve been told that young children should be hugged and kissed as often as possible — they grow up more secure that way. Fair enough. But the other day, when I was standing in a long-winded check-in queue at the airport, and a man suddenly decided to indulge his toddler son by babytalking and cuddling him, and (resultantly) halting the line to a standstill, I couldn’t help wondering what the hell was going on? I mean, cuddle as much as you can (or want) — but surely after the check-in is done? Because while everyone is waiting (im)patiently and watching this form of PDA being played out, they are not getting any younger. Continue reading What a delight it is to be seated next to a screaming child, no?
By Mary Paulose
A couple of months ago, in a coastal village in Kerala, India, my maternal grandfather turned 100. We all call him Appa, and we had no doubt he would live to be a 100. His own father, my great-grandpa, had lived to be 104-years-old.
Continue reading For grandpa’s 100th birthday, his 10 kids, their kids and a village in Kerala came together
By Deepthi Nair
For some time now, I’ve been following a couple on Instagram that has travelled to over 30 countries. With sheer envy, I have scrolled through their feed, poring over photographs of their weekend getaways — to Istanbul, Paris, Zanzibar — and watched them chronicle their travels, hoping to pick up tips. I would feel much less envious when their posts were about places I had visited. Life was then more tolerable.
Continue reading I’m jealous of people who leave their jobs to travel for months
By Anita Iyer
On May 31, my mother retired from her job at the India Post after 35 years. My family doesn’t really think about it, but the department of post has become an intricate part of our lives.
Continue reading When Amma retired from India Post after 35 years
By Kelly Clarke
Planning a holiday as a grown up definitely has its perks. You get to choose where to go, where to stay, and for those who like to wake up at 6am to go exploring, a minute-by-minute schedule can be planned in advance. Choice is your buzzword.
Continue reading When it comes to planning a holiday, I miss being a child
By Allan Jacob
In Japan, time is not just of the essence, it’s been given the exalted status of an art where possibilities are infinite. There’s a creative process in its construction. I get the feeling that it watches (pun intended) over me, never tarrying, as I lumber along after a day out in the sprawling megalopolis that is Tokyo.
Continue reading The simple, stylish art of watchmaking in Japan